Student Leadership in Interprofessional Education: Benefits, Challenges and Implications for Educators, Researchers and Policymakers

Medical Education (2008)

8 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2015

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Steven Hoffman

York University; Harvard University

Daniel Rosenfield

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine

John Gilbert

University of British Columbia (UBC) - College of Health Disciplines

Ivy Oandasan

University of Toronto

Date Written: July 1, 2008

Abstract

Interprofessional collaboration is gaining increasing prominence as a team-based approach to health care delivery that maximises the strengths of each of the health professionals to enhance patient care, decreases medical errors, and optimises efficiency. This paper provides initial arguments supporting the important role that student leadership plays in interprofessional education and its comparative advantages. Student leadership is essential to the success of interprofessional education because it enhances the willingness to collaborate and facilitates long-term sustainability of these educational efforts. Enabling an environment for student leadership in interprofessioal education will yield significant benefits for everyone in the years to come.

Keywords: interprofessional education, advantages, collaboration, collaborative, health profession, patient care, efficiency, student leadership, sustainability

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Steven and Rosenfield, Daniel and Gilbert, John and Oandasan, Ivy, Student Leadership in Interprofessional Education: Benefits, Challenges and Implications for Educators, Researchers and Policymakers (July 1, 2008). Medical Education (2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2693807

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Daniel Rosenfield

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine

Toronto
Canada

John Gilbert

University of British Columbia (UBC) - College of Health Disciplines ( email )

Canada

Ivy Oandasan

University of Toronto ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8
Canada

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